Drake University Football Camps

Elite Football Academy

Location Des Moines, IA
Event Date(s) Jun 13, 2017 to Jun 16, 2017
Event Status This is a completed event. Please check back later for upcoming event dates and to register online.
This Event is not open for registration.

Event Description

Drake Football Camps

2017 Elite Football Academy

With helmets and shoulder pads for Elite Campers (Entering 9th - 12th Grades)

Quarterbacks / Wide Receivers / Defensive Backs / Defensive Linemen / Offensive Linemen

June 13th - 16th
7:30am - 10:00am

$190 before June 1st and $210 after June 1st

Location: Drake University Football Stadium

Pre-Elite - Quarterbacks / Receivers / Defensive Backs / Defensive Linemen / Offensive Linemen who are entering grades 6, 7 or 8 in the fall of 2017.
Elite - Quarterbacks
/ Receivers / Defensive Backs / Defensive Linemen / Offensive Linemen who are entering grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 in the fall of 2017.

Academy Description
Our 4 Day Elite Football Academy is designed for QB’s, WR’s, DB's, DL's and OL's who are serious about improving their physical skills and knowledge /mental aspects pertaining to their position.  Our intent is to make you better and so we run this Academy much like we run our football program here at Drake.

QBs Will Develop

  • Leadership Development
  • Recognition and understanding how to attack Defensive Coverages
  • Throwing mechanics from head to toe, including; proper warm-up and stretches, stance, grip, pre-passing position, eyes, throwing arm, non-throwing arm, hips and feet.
  • Footwork Drills
  • Strength and Accuracy Passing Drills
  • 3 Step Drop, 5 Step Drop, Full Rollout Drop and Play Action mechanics
  • Pre and Post-Snap Read Progression

WRs Will Develop

  • Stance and Start Mechanics
  • Releases from the Line of Scrimmage
  • Route Running Techniques Including Stems and Cuts
  • Ball Catching Fundamentals
  • Blocking Fundamentals

Defensive Backs Will Develop

  • Improve Stance Fundamentals
  • Train to Improve Footwork
  • Develop Body Control to Improve Play Making Ability
  • Drill Man-to-Man Techniques
  • Improve Ball skills
  • Compete 1-on-1 vs. Local Receivers

Offensive Lineman Will Develop

  • Run Blocking Fundamentals
  • Pass Blocking Techniques
  • Develop Double Team Blocking Skills (Zone and Gap Schemes)
  • Compete 1-on-1 vs. Other Area Lineman

Defensive Lineman Will Develop

  • Defeating Run Blocks Techniques
  • Pass Rush Skills
  • Tackling Fundamentals
  • Compete 1-on-1 vs. Other Area Lineman

Equipment Needed:
Each participant is expected to bring his own football, proper workout clothing, cleats (molded or screw in) and court shoes.  9-12 Graders Must Also Bring Helmet, Shoulder Pads and Practice Jersey.

CHECK-OUT INFORMATION (Pre Elite Campers Only)
Drake University requires campers under age 16 to be checked out of camp to a legal guardian, or someone approved by a legal guardian.  Only these individuals may pick a child up from camp.  During registration please list the names of people (including yourself) to pick up your child from camp.  Photo ID (Drivers License) will be Needed to Check-Out Children After Camp.


  • Full Refund (Minus a $15 Processing Fee) Given Prior to June 1st.  No Refund Given after June 1st.
  • No Refunds Will Be Given for Missing Camps Due to Other Activities (Baseball, Soccer Games, etc.)